Los Fresnos News

Los Fresnos Holds Christmas Parade, Festival, and Artisan Market

Santa and Mrs. Claus were again the highlight of the annual Christmas parade. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Santa Claus highlighted the 2018 Los Fresnos Christmas Parade and Festival.

The parade was held Saturday, Dec. 8, surpassing the attendance expectation as the weather was cooler and the threat of rain persisted.

Val Champion, executive director with Los Fresnos Area Chamber of Commerce, said the annual event keeps getting bigger and better.

“We had more than 40 entries for the parade,” he said. “The attendance was quite significant considering the weather.”

Overall, he said, it was a very good turnout.

The parade ended at the local high school and it was followed by the traditional Christmas Festival.

Also, the two events were joined by the monthly Under The Stars Artisan Market.

Champion said the LACC is the events’ sponsor.

He said they try to hold the outdoor market in conjunction with other chamber events to give the community the opportunity to have access to more things to do.

“We like to offer the community a wider spectrum of things,” he said, “so they get to enjoy the fun and the entertainment these events provide.”

2018 Los Fresnos Christmas Parade WINNERS

1ST PLACE Walmart
2ND PLACE Eye Clinic
3RD PLACE Main Street Hot Dog

1ST PLACE Los Fresnos High School
2ND PLACE Liberty Middle School
3RD PLACE Resaca Middle School

1ST PLACE Dora Romero Elem. Folklorico
2ND PLACE Villarreal Elem. Cheer Team
3RD PLACE Los Fresnos Elem. Folklorico

2ND PLACE Rowdy Riders